Bingöl

Bingöl

Things to do - general
Country Turkey
Province Bingöl
Government
Area
 • District 1,789.86 km2(691.07 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Urban 98,424
 • District 142,455
 • District density 80/km2 (210/sq mi)
Website www.bingol.gov.tr
Country Turkey
Languages spokenTurkish
Currency usedTurkish Liras
Area (km2)1,789.86 km2 (691.07 sq mi)

Sports & nature

Bingöl (Armenian: Ճապաղջուր Chapaghjur, Zazaki: Çewlîg, Kurmanji Kurdish: Çewlîg) is a city in Eastern Turkey. It is surrounded by mountains and a large number of glacier lakes, hence the name (Turkish for a thousand lakes). Lately, the town has become a popular tourist destination. According to 2017 estimates, it has a population of over 111.000 .

Bingöl is the capital of Bingöl Province, one of the 81 provinces of Turkey.

On May 1, 2003 the whole area suffered from a magnitude 6.4 earthquake, leaving 177 dead and 520 injured. On 8 March 2010, the area suffered another earthquake, of magnitude 5.9, with its epicenter in Elâzığ Province, 45 km (28 mi) west of Bingöl.

Nightlife info

In the Middle Ages, Bingöl was known as Romanoupolis (Greek: Ῥωμανούπολις) after the Byzantine emperor Romanos I Lekapenos, who incorporated it permanently into the Byzantine Empire in 942. It initially formed a subdivision of the thema of Mesopotamia, but it was later (ca. 970) elevated into a separate theme

Until the middle of the 20th century, the city was known as Çapakçur/Çabakçur, according to its Armenian name of Chapaghjur ("rough waters").[5][6] The place was then renamed Bingöl, a term of Turkish origin translating as "thousand lakes".

Culture and history info

Bingöl is 144 km east of Elâzığ and is situated in the high region of Eastern Anatolia. Bingöl is a mountainous area with heights reaching 10,000 feet.[7] The Gayt River (Gayt Çayı), a right-bank tributary of the Eastern Euphrates (Murat River), runs through the city.

Bingöl Airport opened on 12 July 2013.

Bingöl University opened on 29 May 2007.

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